Professor Alistair Sutcliffe

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Position: Honorary Professor
Academic unit: Management Sciences and Marketing
 

Biography

Alistair Sutcliffe (MA Cantab-Natural Sciences, PhD Wales) is Professor of Systems Engineering, and Director of the Centre for HCI Design, in the School of Informatics, University of Manchester, UK. Originally at ethologist, he has worked in the IT and finance industry, the civil service and City and Manchester Universities. His research spans software engineering, human computer interaction, cognitive and social science, with recent interests in scenario based design, methods for requirements engineering, analysis and modelling complex socio technical systems, visualisation and creative design . He is a leading authority on human factors in safety critical systems, requirements engineering and multimedia user interface design, has authored 6 books and 200+ publications on human computer interaction, requirements engineering, software and domain knowledge reuse. His recent books include: Multimedia and virtual reality: Designing multisensory user interfaces. Lawrence Erlbaum Associates (2003) User-Centred Requirements Engineering. Springer, (2002) and The Domain Theory: Patterns for knowledge and software reuse, Lawrence Erlbaum Associates (2002). He currently manages EPSRC projects ADVISES (E-science requirements analysis and visualisation) and ESRC/EPSRC Foresight project Developing Theory for Evolving Socio Technical Systems and was recently PI of EPSRC projects SIMP- Systems Integration for Major Projects, ISRE Immersive scenario based Requirements Engineering and CORK Corporate Knowledge Repository. He serves on the editorial boards of several journals in the software engineering and human computer interaction. He founded IFIP TC-13 Working Group 13.2 âMethodology for User Centred Design, is editor of the ISO standard 14915, on Multimedia user interface design, co-chaired the ACM conference Designing Interactive Systems 2002 and is co-chair of IEEE Requirements Engineering conference in 2007. He was awarded the IFIP silver core in 1999, is a reviewer for EPSRC college, INRIA cognitive engineering projects 2002 & 2006, NSF Science of Design program and made recent plenary keynote presentations at IHM03, HCI05, and CAiSE06 conferences.

Research Interests

Professor Sutcliffe investigates human-computer interaction (HCI) in knowledge representation, cognitive modelling, design methodologies for multimedia and VR systems, and visual HCI. He also researches into software engineering on issues including requirements engineering and analysis, software re-use, structured development methods and business process design. Industrial collaborators include ERA Technology and the Metropolitan Police, as well as Marconi Electronic and Naval Systems. His doctoral students work on design of visual HCI for information browsing and retrieval, and on architectures and models for re-usable user interfaces.

Recent projects include:
  • DUMAS: Dynamic Universal Mobility for Adaptive Speech interface
  • EUD-NET
  • SIMP: Systems Integration for Major Projects
  • ISRE: Immersive Scenario-based Requirements Engineering

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2012

  • Forkmann, S., Wang, D., Henneberg, S. C., Naudé, P., & Sutcliffe, A. (2012). Using Dyadic Agent-based Simulations to Model Strategic Decision Making in Business Relationships. In host publication.. Publication link: 0605e58a-7acd-46d4-b7e1-4e58f70bdf4c

2010

  • Mehandjiev, N., Namoune, A., Wajid, U., Macaulay, L., & Sutcliffe, A. (2010). End User Service Composition: Perceptions and Requirements. In Proceedings of the 2010 Eighth IEEE European Conference on Web Services. (pp. 139-146). (ECOWS '10). IEEE Computer Society. DOI: 10.1109/ECOWS.2010.29. Publication link: 82618343-4ac8-4be4-bee2-d64844900a09
  • Thew, S., Sutcliffe, A., De Bruijn, O., McNaught, J., Procter, R., Jarvis, P., & Buchan, I. (2010). Supporting creativity and appreciation of uncertainty in exploring geo-coded public health data. Methods of Information in Medicine, 50(2), 158-165. DOI: 10.3414/ME09-01-0070. Publication link: d04859ac-547e-414e-bb69-7c25db758d5d

2009

  • Thew, S., Sutcliffe, A., Procter, R., de Bruijn, O., McNaught, J., Venters, C., & Buchan, I. (2009). Requirements engineering for E-science: Experiences in epidemiology. IEEE Software, 26(1), 80-87. DOI: 10.1109/MS.2009.19. Publication link: ea545bcf-b25f-4af4-953d-9e0385a0ea2f
  • Binder, J., Howes, A., & Sutcliffe, A. (2009). The problem of conflicting social spheres: Effects of network structure on experienced tension in social network sites. In Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems - Proceedings|Conf Hum Fact Comput Syst Proc. (pp. 965-974). DOI: 10.1145/1518701.1518849. Publication link: 2a84d760-b48d-4317-b1f0-49853e415bd2

2008

  • Sutcliffe, A., & Namoune, A. (2008). Getting the message across: Visual attention, aesthetic design and what users remember. In Proceedings of the Conference on Designing Interactive Systems: Processes, Practices, Methods, and Techniques, DIS|Proc Conf Des Interact Syst Process Pract Methods Tech DIS. (pp. 11-20). DOI: 10.1145/1394445.1394447. Publication link: a79d71e8-abb0-4218-8dfb-a801c59d7a77
  • Thew, S., Sutcliffe, A., De Bruijn, O., McNaught, J., Procter, R., Venters, C., & Buchan, I. (2008). Experience in e-Science Requirements Engineering. In Proceedings of the 16th IEEE International Requirements Engineering Conference, RE'08|Proc. IEEE Int. Requir. Eng. Conf., RE. (pp. 277-282). IEEE Explore Digital Library: IEEE. DOI: 10.1109/RE.2008.34. Publication link: cd0eb4bc-ccb2-4f1b-a43b-df51e458f7b5
  • Thew, S., & Sutcliffe, A. (2008). Investigating the role of 'soft issues' in the RE process. In Proceedings of the 16th IEEE International Requirements Engineering Conference, RE'08|Proc. IEEE Int. Requir. Eng. Conf., RE. (pp. 63-66). DOI: 10.1109/RE.2008.35. Publication link: d9ef4355-dc2c-4de9-b631-772365ca2006
  • Hartmann, J., De Angeli, A., & Sutcliffe, A. (2008). Framing the user experience: Information biases on website quality judgement. In Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems - Proceedings|Conf Hum Fact Comput Syst Proc. (pp. 855-864). DOI: 10.1145/1357054.1357190. Publication link: 6b19ebd2-b5c9-4528-b990-342a101de28c

2007

  • Sutcliffe, A., Thew, S., Venters, C., De Bruijn, O., McNaught, J., Proctor, R., & Buchan, I. (2007). ADVISES Project: Scenario-based Requirements Analysis for e-Science Applications. In UK E-Science All Hands Meeting. UK e-Science. . Publication link: 3ee7379b-68f5-476e-aefe-e9970b71b90c
  • Thew, S., Procter, R., Sutcliffe, A., Venters, C., & Buchan, I. (2007). e-Science Application Development: Analyst and User Perspective. In host publication.. Publication link: 5d219ce1-ecb2-4b1a-aa20-8d2323f16efd
  • Hartmann, J., Sutcliffe, A., & De Angeli, A. (2007). Investigating attractiveness in Web user interfaces. In Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems - Proceedings|Conf Hum Fact Comput Syst Proc. (pp. 387-396). DOI: 10.1145/1240624.1240687. Publication link: d68eb5bd-466f-4d69-ab02-d3c729b62859

2006

  • Sutcliffe, A. (2006). Grand challenges in HCI: The quest for theory-led design. In People and Computers XIX - The Bigger Picture, Proceedings of HCI 2005|People Comput. XIX - Bigger Picture, Proc. HCI. (pp. 491-505). Publication link: 42a1ce7c-7b41-4551-93c1-348af15627aa
  • Sutcliffe, A. (2006). Trust: From cognition to conceptual models and design. In Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)|Lect. Notes Comput. Sci.. (Vol. 4001, pp. 3-17). DOI: 10.1007/11767138_1. Publication link: 02eecde4-baae-454d-b2d5-4884e417c7fe
  • De Angeli, A., Sutcliffe, A., & Hartmann, J. (2006). Interaction, usability and aesthetics: What influences users' preferences? In Proceedings of the Conference on Designing Interactive Systems: Processes, Practices, Methods, and Techniques, DIS|Proc Conf Des Interact Syst Process Pract Methods Tech DIS. (Vol. 2006, pp. 271-280). Publication link: 18aa1880-901c-41f2-bb24-0dd22a1eca18
  • Al-Qaed, F., & Sutcliffe, A. (2006). Adaptive decision support system (ADSS) for B2C e-commerce. In host publication. (pp. 492-503). Publication link: d4a22c7d-21b1-44f4-9739-c66e6364bf04

2005

  • Sutcliffe, A., & De Angeli, A. (2005). Assessing interaction styles in web user interfaces. In Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)|Lect. Notes Comput. Sci.. (Vol. 3585, pp. 405-417). DOI: 10.1007/11555261_34. Publication link: 51891475-7f1f-44a5-b331-5829aab9f93a
  • Sutcliffe, A., Fickas, S., & Sohlberg, M. M. (2005). Personal and contextual requirements engineering. In Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Requirements Engineering|Proc. Int. Conf. Requir. Eng.. (pp. 19-28). Publication link: 10bf2c2b-7458-4752-b792-caabd56b9de1

2004

  • Sutcliffe, A., De Bruijn, O., Gault, B., Fernando, T., & Tan, K. (2004). Comparing interaction in the real world and CAVE virtual environments. In People and Computers XVIII - Design for Life - Proceedings of HCI 2004. Springer Verlag. . Publication link: 991591f7-5b4a-4325-bd58-a0f39aa0d9a0

2003

  • Kurniawan, S. H., Sutcliffe, A. G., Blenkhorn, P. L., & Shin, J. E. (2003). Investigating the usability of a screen reader and mental models of blind users in the Windows environment. International Journal of Rehabilitation Research, 26(2), 145-147. DOI: 10.1097/00004356-200306000-00011. Publication link: 1c0dd285-2e4b-4a6b-9f62-e6f7e3890edd